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Maurice Strandgard Maurice Strandgard i(A20320 works by) (a.k.a. Maurice Edward Strandgard)
Also writes as: Wu Ming Shi ; Mehmet al Assad
Born: Established: 1923 Sunbury, Sunbury area, Sunbury - Kyneton area, Melbourne, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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Because his short sightedness was undetected at school, Strandgard was largely self-educated. He began writing poetry late in life whilst working nights as an operating theatre technician, after having worked in factories and serving in the army. He has published widely both here and overseas. Four of his plays, Hello (1990), Massacre (1991), My Prince (1998), and There He Is (1999) are in the collection of the Australian Script Centre in Hobart. Other plays are listed in Who's Who of Australian Writers (1995) but were not traced. Many of his poems reflect his interest in Amnesty International, oriental arts and martial arts (which he also taught).

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Nailing of the Right Hand Ringwood : Penguin , 1994 Z421921 1994 selected work poetry
1995 winner Human Rights Awards Poetry Award
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